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Latest Sightings:

Bald Eagle in Framingham

January 19, 2020

A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.
A bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham, photographed by Thomas Schneider.

Thomas Schneider photographed this bald eagle along the Sudbury River in Framingham.

Bobcat in Berlin

January 14, 2020

A bobcat in Berlin, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Walter Bickford.
A bobcat in Berlin, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Walter Bickford.

Walter Bickford used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Berlin.

Northern Mockingbird in Natick

January 11, 2020

A northern mockingbird in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern mockingbird in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern mockingbird in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern mockingbird in Natick, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed this northern mockingbird at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.

Winter Wren Song at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury

January 11, 2020

Norm Levey recorded the song of a winter wren at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury. Also heard in the background are the calls of a black-capped chickadee, American robin, and pileated woodpecker.

Bald Eagle in Maynard

January 10, 2020

A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.
A bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard, photographed by Dany Pelletier.

Dany Pelletier photographed this bald eagle at Mill Pond in Maynard.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

January 7, 2020

A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-throated sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-throated sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a blue jay, a northern cardinal, and a white-throated sparrow in Harvard.

Bobcat in Stow

January 4, 2020

A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A bobcat in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Stow.

Eastern bluebirds and gray Squirrel in Maynard

January 4, 2020

Eastern bluebirds in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
Eastern bluebirds in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A gray squirrel in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
A gray squirrel in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.

William Watt photographed two eastern bluebirds and a gray squirrel in Maynard.

Coyote in Stow

January 2, 2020

A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Stow, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Stow.

Black-capped Chickadee in Southborough

December 28, 2019

A black-capped chickadee in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Coyotes at Farrar Pond in Lincoln

December 28, 2019

Coyotes at Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Coyotes at Farrar Pond in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed these coyotes at Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Geese and Gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough

December 28, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

December 26, 2019

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
European starlings at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mourning dove at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, European starlings, a house sparrow, a mourning dove, and a red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Canada Geese and Mallards in Marlborough

December 26, 2019

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mating Mallards in Marlborough

December 26, 2019

Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards mating on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard on Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mating mallards on Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Wildlife on Farrar Pond in Lincoln

December 26, 2019

Ron McAdow recorded this video of a coyote, common ravens, a bald eagle, and a red-tailed hawk feeding from a deer carcass on Farrar Pond in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds in Framingham

December 25, 2019

American crows in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
American crows in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A house finch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed American crows, a downy woodpecker, and a house finch in Framingham.

Mallards in Marlborough

December 24, 2019

Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mallards tussling at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Chickadee and Nuthatch in Framingham

December 23, 2019

A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A black-capped chickadee in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed a black-capped chickadee and a white-breasted nuthatch in Framingham.

Feeder Birds in Lincoln

December 23, 2019

House finches and a northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
House finches and a northern cardinal in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.

Harold McAleer photographed house finches and a northern cardinal in Lincoln.

Backyard Birds and a Squirrel in Framingham

December 22, 2019

An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
An American goldfinch in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A blue jay in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A gray squirrel in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.

Joan Chasan photographed an American goldfinch, a blue jay, and a gray squirrel in Framingham.

White-tailed Deer in Wayland

December 22, 2019

Lise Boh recorded this video of a herd of white-tailed deer in Wayland.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

December 20, 2019

A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A blue jay at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A tufted titmouse at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a blue jay, an eastern bluebird, a European starling, a house sparrow, and a tufted titmouse at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.